Can’t come to the festival anymore, but already purchased your ticket? Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable. However, you can go and try to resell it yourself. Ticketswap and Viagogo are our official reselling partners.
Please be careful when purchasing tickets from any other source than our official online ticket shop, Primera or Festicket as we can’t guarantee the validity of these tickets.
No worries; if you purchased it via our online ticketshop, you can download it again via “I Lost my ticket(s)” To receive your tickets again, you need to use the same email address as you have used for creating your order.
In 2019, Welcome to the Future will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00 until 24:00.
Regarding our weekender and camping plans: we unfortunately faced some challenges regarding the launch of our weekender with camping in 2019.
We’re eager to make the conceptual transition in the best possible manner and carefully evaluate all aspects with the local authorities and the surrounding municipalities. We feel that it is the right decision to take more time and therefore postpone our camping adventure, including an additional festival day on Friday, to 2020.
Welcome to the Future 2019 will take place on the green hills of Het Twiske. We’re proud to call this beautiful foresty area near Amsterdam, filled with secret chill-out spots and plenty of space to dance, our home since 13 years!
We hand out floorplans to all visitors. You can grab them at the festival entrance or the Info desk. The floorplan includes a detailed map of all stages, food courts, toilets, lockers, token points, first aid and all other important locations, as well as the timetable.
At Welcome to the Future, you pay for your food and drinks with tokens (plastic coins). These tokens are available at the clearly signed cashier units located at the festival. You can purchase them using cash, your debit card (Maestro) or credit card (Visa, Master Card).
We have a wide range of food types available, including the classic snack menu, burgers, pizza, salads, soups, waffles, sandwiches, fruit, smoothies, gluten free, low carb, vegan, or lactose-free and a lot more!
There are several cigarette stands on site. You can find their precise locations on the floorplan. Be aware that you are always required to show your ID when buying tobacco as this is stated by the Dutch law. Both cash and debitcard are accepted as a payment method.
Please note that it’s strictly prohibited to smoke inside tents or under a canopy!
Would you like to experience Welcome to the Future behind the scenes and participate as a volunteer during the building period or during the event? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what days you would like to join!
Welcome to the Future can best be reached by bike, cycling from Amsterdam Central Station will take you around 25 minutes. Take the ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’ right behind Amsterdam Central Station. Once across the water, just follow the signs! Additional ferries will be deployed on the day of the festival.
There’s a giant bicycle parking right next to the festival entrance.
Leaving the festival? The way back to Amsterdam Central Station will be signed as well.
Shuttle buses will operate between Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station and Welcome to the Future all day long. The first buses depart 30 minutes before the start of the festival. After the end of the festival, buses will continue driving to Amsterdam Sloterdijk until the last visitor has left the terrain.
The shuttle bus route in Het Twiske will be mostly free of other festival traffic, and buses will always be given priority over other traffic.
You can buy your shuttle bus return ticket for € 8,- in our online ticketshop, or at the bus stop on July 20th.
Joining us from another city and looking for a comfortable way to get to Het Twiske? Get yourself a spot on a touring car!
We work together with several organisations that offer bus services with pick-up locations throughout the Netherlands. Head over to www.eventtravel.nl or www.partybussen.nl to find a pick up point near your home.
The Uber pick-up point is located outside of Het Twiske. Please keep in mind that waiting times will increase after the end of the festival. When leaving the festival, follow the ‘Uber’ signs to find your driver quickly at the special Uber pick-up point. The Uber app will point you towards this pick-up point as well.
Please note that it’s a 20-minute walk from the taxi stand to the festival entrance.
Your safety is extremely important to us. Therefore, everything and everyone is searched at the entrance (including luggage). Do you have something with you that is on our ‘blacklist’? Then we’ll throw it away. Pay attention! In some cases, access to the site of the festival may be denied. You’re not allowed to bring weapons, sharp or hard objects, glass and fluids. Bringing your own food and drinks is not allowed. When in doubt, contact us via email@example.com.
Never give up on your cup! This summer, we’re innovating waste management on our festival terrain! Together with our friends from Coca-Cola, Heineken and Beelen Event Services, we’re introducing a new system enabling us to improve our waste separation. Brand new recycle bins, pro-active education of our crew and guests as well new recycling technologies will enable us to recycle 50% of all our plastic in order to create new plastic cups from the old ones.
Our delicious Dutch tap water belongs to all of us and therefore we are very happy to offer it to all of our Wanderers, for free. At Welcome to the Future, you will find the water bars everywhere and you can fill your cup or bottle up for free.
Our water is not only very tasty but this way we also save a lot of plastic. Cheers!
Together with the non-profit organization of 10,000 HOURS, we invite our visitors to the annual Welcome to the Future volunteer days. Since 2010, more than 30,000 hours of voluntary work have been donated and that total continues to grow. Together with other festivals, DJ’s and volunteers, the foundation supports different voluntary projects aimed at the most vulnerable people in our society. For more information, visit www.10000HOURS.nl.
By joining forces and working with the Foundation 10,000 HOURS, we want to encourage dance lovers to do more volunteer work within our community.
We feel honoured to have the opportunity to return to the lush and green surroundings of Het Twiske year after year. This is why we leave no trace on our festival grounds, meaning that we collect every single cup and cigarette bud after the festival, leaving the terrain almost untouched!
Every year, our hard-working volunteers in green make sure that our festival grounds remain perfectly clean, in the true spirit of our leave-no-trace policy. Would you like to participate as a Green Team volunteer? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org